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January 10, 2013

Inspire Me! Thursdays ~ Week #3

Hello everyone! Happy Thursday! I hope everyone has been having a wonderful week. I don't know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but it sure is beginning to feel like winter time here in Tennessee! Maybe I should say wet winter time! Boo for rain in the winter!! It just makes it that much colder! Burrrrr!!!! 

If you haven't noticed, my blog has been undergoing a few changes. I still don't have things completely finished, but I am working on them as much as I can. I am learning a lot about coding and html as I go as well so that's a plus! So far, I have changed our name from Country Mom Creations to {Country} Life with a Front Porch View. I have had such a positive response from the name change as well! I'm happy everyone likes the new name! I have also changed the page theme a few times ... I do believe I am quite pleased with this one. I think it really "fits" my image. I also took a big step yesterday and purchased a domain for my blog! I decided when I first started that I wouldn't do this until I felt like I could seriously keep my blog up-to-date and not get bored with blogging so much. I have made so many friends since I started this journey ... I don't want to stop now. This was the change my life needed! I'm very satisfied!!!

I'm still working on making buttons and finishing up my custom pages. I hope to be done with these tasks within another week. I'll just have to see how crazy my home schedule is! With that being said, if you'd like me to host a give-a-way for you or if you'd like to be a sponsor for my page, please let me know! I will be more than happy to work something out with you until I get my pages up and a schedule fixed. You can email me directly at daspencer06 {at} gmail {dot} com.

Alright! Enough with me! Let's see what everyone else has been up too! Thursdays here at {Country} Life are devoted to posts that I love and just gotta try! There's some very crafty ladies out there as well as some fabulous cooks! We all deserve some lovin'! Inspire Me! Thursdays is my way of giving back to the blogging community by featuring their work and passing it on to all my readers! I hope you enjoy!
Photo curtsey of Creatively Living Blog
Katie @ Creatively Living has this amazing blog post! I am so in love with these Angel Wings! I cannot tell you how much I wish it was Spring time already so I could make these for our house! Her blog is definitely worth a look! Click Here to learn how to make these awesome angel wings!

Photo curtsey of Wifessionals Blog
Kaitlyn @ Wifessionals has really stirred up a fuss in my house with these cookies! I couldn't wait to try these bad boys out! The best part about it was, I only had to run to the Dollar Store and pick up some baking soda! I had everything else I needed in my house! I love it when I can find a good recipe and not have to go out and buy an ungodly amount of things I might not ever use again before they expire! I must say, this is a must recipe! These cookies are very yummy and taste so good fresh out of the oven with a big ole glass of milk! Click Here for the recipe and get to baking! 

Kaitlyn has a wonderful blog as well full of great information! I found myself reading her blog and really taking it all in! One thing that I found that I really, really love is how she uses Blog Lovin'! If any of you other bloggers have it but don't really utilize it, I encourage you to change that! Now!!!

I had no idea that you could put your favorite blogs into categories so you can always find the ones you want to read first! I am slowly adding all my Google Feed Favorites over to Blog Lovin' as well. I'm not going to discontinue using Google Reader, but I do like how I can keep track this way as well! Thank you for the insight Kaitlyn!!

Photo curtsey of Nickels & Dimes Blog
Brooke @ Nickels & Dimes has got my attention {and my heart} with this recipe! I love Chicken and Dumplings! I also love my crockpot! Bam! Now I can have it all!!! This is going to be my supper for tonight. I will be sure to let you know how it turns out! It is so incredibly simple to make and only requires ingredients I already have at home. Yup, check please! This one is going all the way to the bank! Click Here to view this amazing recipe! You are going to love how simple it is!

Photo curtsey of Take A Deep Breath And Count To A Million Blog
Amber @ Take A Deep Breath And Count To A Million is another amazing bloggers! I actually found Brooke's blog from hers! She has a really neat and easy way to save money for traveling this summer or maybe saving up for Christmas next year! Yikes, yes, we just finished but it's time to start saving again!! Click Here to check out her savings plan and adapt it to your budget if you are like me and always need some extra money for the family! I'm going to do my best to start this and stay with it! Who's with me??

And now ... 

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From my front porch to yours,


  1. Um, I love that you said 'bam'! That made me happy! That dumpling recipe looks great!
    Come and visit... and follow!

  2. Hello there! Thanks for stopping by again! I'll be making my rounds to your blog shortly! I stopped in a couple of days ago :)

    I'm glad you are loving the blog. You must try the dumpling recipe! I had it tonight... the entire crockpot was empty in 10 minutes! No lie!!!

    Happy Friday!

  3. Hi! I am stopping over from Bloggy Moms! Your blog looks great! It's a lot of hard work to get all the buttons and everything working. Looks like you are doing a great job!

    1. Thank you Michelle! Glad you stopped by. I hope you'll come by the front porch again soon :)

  4. Hi Demetria - This week, on our blog, I posted The Top 5 Healthy [Cheap] Meals on Pinterest. Put a personal spin on some of the recipes...and some commentary of course! Check it out! -Katie

    1. Thanks Katie! I will be sure to check it out!

  5. Thank you for hosting, have a great week. I am hosting a party Tuesdays Trivia, hope you'll stop by @
    New follower,
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

    1. Thank you Wanda! I will be sure to stop on over! Glad to have you here!

  6. Thanks for the shoutout! I'm glad you found those cookies (: They're delicious!


    1. Your welcome! Yes, they are very yummy! My hubby loved them and refused to share!!

  7. I'm doing the 52 week challenge. I started about a 2 weeks behind, but I started none the less. I'm doing this to create an emergency savings account. So I'm excited...

    Stopping by from Tweet Like and Comment group over at Bloggy moms

  8. Thanks for being here Felicia! I need to be doing something to save some money up!!! Good Luck!!!


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